Motorola Provides Unlock Bootloader Codes without Voiding the Warranty
Motorola, the smartphone manufacturer, was always considered being a user-friendly supplier. In this respect, the company decided to make some great developer-friendly changes to their policy for developer edition devices. One of the most notable changes will definitely please people because now they will no longer be voiding their warranty each time they ask for a bootloader unlock code. Basically, this means that if you want to get your nose within your device, you do not have to worry about Motorola turning away in case you need some extra help.
However, it is worth mentioning the fact that the warranty can still be voided in other ways. For example, if you decide to take the device apart or to get it wet, in fact, any other hardware interference will still void your warranty. The new policy is strictly referring to the software part, the part where users will be able to explore their devices without having anything to worry about.
Another interesting thing is the fact that Motorola will provide restore files which are meant to take users back and run factory firmware. This is actually goof when you think about it because if you try something out of the ordinary and you end up having a soft-brick device, I am sure that you would want to clean it as the day you took it out of its box.
What I want to mention is that this policy is not applied only for newer devices, but those who have already been purchased, as well. Customers who previously bought a 2012 or 2013 Developer Edition device can benefit of the new warranty policy. In the same time, Motorola will also offer factory images for the Moto X DE for GSM networks, Moto X DE for Verizon and Droid Maxx DE for Verizon. In case your device’s warranty was already voided because you asked for a bootloader unlock code, Motorola will automatically reset the warranty.
Since the only way in which users will be able to have an easily unlockable Motorola phone is going the Developer Edition route due to the fact that Motorola has locked the bootloader of all its handsets, the warranty matter was quite serious. However, with the new policy, everybody can dig into their devices and still be covered.